Office of Undergraduate Research awards grants to student researchers

Student researchers aim to uncover wide range of topics in novel research projects

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The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) recently announced the Spring 2021 grant award recipients. The grant awards are given to student researchers to fund their proposals for research projects alongside a faculty supervisor. The Office of Undergraduate Research works with students begin and fund research projects that aim to solve problem, make new discoveries, interact with research faculty outside of the classroom, and demonstrate a student’s intellectual dedication and academic skills.


The Spring 2021 grant award recipients are:


Sophia Baxendale - Psychology

Supervisor: Professor Heloisa Alves

Title: An investigation of the relationship among student burnout, self-efficacy, and online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic


Brooke DeSimone - Bioengineering

Supervisor: Professor Lamya Karim

Title: Measurement of Pentosidine in Bone


Jared Evasius, Saadi Saade, and Jillian Wilson - Bioengineering

Supervisor: Professor Qinguo Fan

Title: Drug Delivering Artificial Skin


Jesse Hall - Bioengineering

Supervisor: Professor Steven Zanganeh

Title: In-vitro methodology for the prediction of sex-dependent immune memory to COVID-19


Tessa Irving - Nursing

Supervisor: Professor Monika Schuler

Title: Attitudes Towards Individuals with Substance Use Disorder in Undergraduate Students


Ross Jacques - Mechanical Engineering

Supervisor: Professor Banafsheh Seyedaghazdeh

Title: Multiple Degrees of Freedom Oscillation Caused by Vortex Induced Vibrations


Brianna Johnson - Data Science

Supervisor: Professor Kievan Sadeghzadeh

Title: Detecting Medical Errors in the Cancer Screening Process


Liny Kenmoe - Biochemistry

Supervisor: Professor Maolin Guo

Title: Synthesis of a Novel Genetical Encodable Alpha Amino Acid


Caitlin Stopka - Nursing

Supervisor: Professor Monika Schuler

Title: Stress and Anxiety Levels in Float Pool and Unit Based Nurses


Zachary Sullivan - Chemistry

Supervisor: Professor Siva Rasapalli

Title: Synthesis of Reverse Oroidin Analogues for Optimization


Hannah Torres - Nursing

Supervisor: Professor Monika Schuler

Title: Assessing Attitudes and Knowledge Deficits Surrounding Naloxone (Narcan) Administration Among Nursing Students at UMass Dartmouth

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